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[ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ and >> good evening. >> the community meeting was held today in dublin where residents could ask questions about the wayward cannonball incident. >> last month a cannonball misfired, damaging two homes and a minivan. no one was hurt and today we are seeing the all homemade cannon that did all the damage. here's more. >> reporter: there's still a hole in the wall of the house behind me where the cannonball went through last week. we learned there was an alameda county deputy supervising the
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setup of the event, but he was not there when the cannon was actually fired. we also learned that there is video of the misfire, but the show's priors will not release that video during the investigation. >> we will never, ever shoot a cannon at this facility again. [laughter] >> the executive producer of the tv show, myth busters, facing residents, promising no more experiments like the one that backfired last week. >> there's a lot of reliance and talk about safety, but still something for seal happened, and i just am not assured be statements it will never happen again. >> thrts put on display the homemade cannon that was used to launch the 18-pound metal ball that accidentally shot through a nearby neighborhood. the crew was using the county's training range, aiming into water barrels.
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the fired an actual cannon twice, but when they brought in their own home made gun, the ball bounced up the hill, ripped through this home where a child was napping, flew across the road, hitting the roof of another house, and then into a minivan. >> by firing the projectile out of the cannon, we did not take into can't the worst-case scenario, which is exactly what occurred. we thought safety precautions were in place, the water barrel and a cinder block wall and a berm. >> the meeting brought out supporters of the tv show. >> their safety is really important. this is a mistake that happened. no one is perfect. >> the myth busters team turned this into a publicity event, providing a free hamburger lunch for the residents and having the host give out free t-shirts. >> residents are entitled to feel safe in their
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neighborhoods. >> the myth busters insurance company is paying for the repair damage. the sheriff is reviewing security procedures at the range, which is now closed, pending the investigation. the sheriff says myth busters paid the county last year $20,000 for the ability to use the facility for its experiments here. live in dublin, abc-7 news. >> thank you, john. 60 people are looking for a place to live after a fire raced through an alameda apartment complex. firefighters were called to shore point drive just before noon and found the second and third floors fully engulfed two people were rescued off their balconies. six apartment units were badly damaged on the second and third floor. it's believed a wall heater may be responsible. >> a santa clara man is in the county jail facing weapons charges, including possession of explosive devices. police responded to a report of
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suspicious circumstances and arrested daniel papis. officers served his home and found homemade guns, blow guns and ammunition two of the bombs were unstable. the bomb squad removed and detonated the devices safely. >> san francisco police arrested this man who is charged wid kidnapping and raping an oakland woman. steven clark was taken into custody. police say he met the woman at a tavern. >> in con -- condition cord, -- in concord, people are wondering who it killing ducks. today, police arrested a boy they believe is responsible for killing the bird. police say there five separate cases of geese and ducks being shot to death by pellets or small caliber hand guns. the teenage suspect is being held at the contra costa county
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juvenile hall. >> the dwight between congress and president obama over extending the payroll tax cut and long-term jobless benefits will resume of the holiday break. today the senate voted to extend the cut, keeping money in your wallets. president obama says he is pleased but it's not enough. here's more from washington. report. >> reporter: president obama wasted no time. >> the extra thousand dollars or so the average family would get from this tax cut makes a real difference. >> reporter: jobless benefits averaging $300 a week will also continue. >> they also agreed to extending unemployment insurance for millions of americans who are out there trying as hard as they can too find a job. >> reporter: but there is more work to do. the house must still pass taxcut and jobless benefits as the expire in two months, setting up another battle. >> it is my expectation in fact
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it would be inexcusable, for congress not to further extend this middle class tax cut for the rest of the year. >> despite concerns, senators passed a more than $1 trillion budget bill, financing government operations until september. >> here we are again, a bill, 1,221 pages long, not one member of this committee has read, of this body has read. 1,221 pages, representing $915 billion of the taxpayers' money. >> the white house signaled that president obama will sign the budget bill, avoiding the spectacle of a government shutdown over the christmas holidays. >> it's been three months since the beginning of the antiwall street movement and today "occupy" protesters across the nation are marking the milestone in new york city police arrested
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50 protesters in manhattan. they scaled a chain-link fence leading to a church lot they wanted to use as a camp sight last week the police shut down the original "occupy" camp because the church did not want them camping on the property. >> the economy is still trying to pull out of the worst recession since the great depression, but what can be done to fix it and are the solutions among us? >> how many of you are deeply concerned about the state of the economy? raise your hands. >> we host a special half hour on the economy tomorrow. he checks in with everyday people and hears from some leading economists looking for solutions to the economic woes. join us for "the road to recover." tomorrow at 6:30. >> still ahead, dirty secret. more accusations against victoria secret that may have shoppers thinking twice about their popular products and where they're made. >> one of the biggest giveaways in silicon valley needs your
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help. it's short hundreds of toys. alright, so we have $10.
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you could get two things for $4 and one for $2. or five things for $2. or one for $6 and two for $2. [ male announcer ] with denny's 2-4-6-8 value menu, we're open to all new ways to save you money. [ imitates explosion ] [ male announcer ] denny's. >> a new report raise serious questions about the link between child labor and victorious secret, the cotton fields of one of the poorest country in the world seem a long way from new york city, but black berg reports cotton used in the underwear comes from west african farms where young children are doing backbreaking work. >> everybody knows about it which i why they spoke about it so extensively, the farmers, bus they really didn't know that
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they were doing anything wrong. >> victoria secret issued this statement: our standards specifically prohibit child labor. we are vigorously engaging stakeholders to investigate the matter. the company says it relies on international fair trade groups to make sure children aren't working in the field. >> one of the biggest toy giveaways in silicon valley takes place tomorrow, but they're coming shout on toys. labor unions are trying to answer the wishes of 9,000 children at their holiday party but they're still looking for hundreds of toys in santa clara. the demand is more than double that of previous years, and for some children it will be the only gift they get. donations are not restricted to toys. >> coats, sweaters, things most people take for granted but some people just do not have. >> hundreds of volunteers are
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working this weekend to make that party happen. if you'd like to help, drop off a toy or clothing at the santa clara valley labor center in san jose tomorrow. >> you can still contribute to the abc-7 share your holiday food drive. you can call the number on your screen, 1-800-870 food or text the word feed to 877. that costs $10. >> up next, a nonstop ringing effort puts this san francisco salvation army bell-ringer in the record books. how long he lasted and what he says about his achievement. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. boy, a clear sky out there testimony that will give way to cold temperatures. we check out the overtime -- overnight forecast and see if there's any rain in the forecast, coming up. 0p8t -dad, why e you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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is there a prize in there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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>> that little ring from the salvation army bell ringer went on for 51 straight horizon. a new record. he stood in frond of mace siz from thursday until tonight. there were 24 contestants across the nation when the competition start, and soriano was the last one standing. we caught up to butch just before he jingled and jangled one last time. >> i'm on my 49th exphowr i'm a little tired, fatigued, my feet and calfs are hurting, and so i'm going to try to make the 51 because 51 is one of my favorite numbers. that was randy moss' number. >> butch did it. the goal of the contest was to
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raise awareness of the salvation army's red kettle drive. that idea started with the salvation army right here in san francisco. >> and he has a giant scarf around his instinct. >> leigh: needs gloves, though. at it really chilly out there. but temperatures in the east bay, fog. but in the coasts, the 60s. and you can see from the sutro cam, clear sigh, and -- clear skies, and the fog will creep into east bay. but enjoy this clear, crisp evening that you will have this evening. here's a look at some current readings, fairfield, 48. 49 in napa. san francisco, 56. 55 in half moon bay. 56 in los gatos. 55 degrees in san jose. we will see some patchy frost develop, also fog developing
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overnight. tomorrow is a "spare the air" all day long so no burning, and no rain. that's the big headline. no rain in the next week's forecast. here's a look at our closeup satellite. you can see the band of fog through the central valley. we had a slight easterly wind flow and that just pushed that towards the delta area. it has since cleared but will reform overnight tonight. so keep that in mind. some reduced visibilities after the 11:00 hour. lows tonight, 34 for napa, 37 for san rafael. 46, san francisco. oakland dipping to 40 degrees, and 37 degrees for morgan hill. the setup, i tell you, we're just stuck in a very strong ridge of high pressure, and you can see what it's doing. pushing the storm track well to the north. so the high will stay in place. don't look for a lot of changes for at least the next five to seven days. so no rain in our accuweather seven can day forecast.
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right on in through the holiday weekend next weekend. you want the rain, head down into southern california. they had a pesky low that is spinning clockwise, rain bands just offshore, moving into san diego. los angeles being hit also, all day long, with moderate rainfall. so keep that in mind if travel takes you there here's the outlook for tomorrow. the area of low pressure will scoot on towards the east. los angeles will see some afternoon sunshine there. palm springs, 65. fresno, 55. that's where that tricky fog is going to be all morning long, and 59 in sacramento, with some sunshine. here's a look at the time -- look at the highs for sunday. "spare the air" tomorrow. our beaches, half moon bay, 59. we'll look for low 60s. palo alto, redwood city, san francisco, 58. north bay, temperaturewise in the upper 50s to low 60s. 60 for santa rosa. sausolito tomorrow, 57.
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57 for napa. oakland tomorrow, 59. 60 for fremont. interior east bay. you're only going to be in the mid, possibly low 50s. so count on this to burn off mid-day or so, but if it doesn't these temperatures may be cooler. concord tomorrow, 58. 58 for pleasanton, and watsonville, 64, and 65 for gilroy. the seven-day forecast. winds pick up monday night, tuesday morning, and then winter arrives at 9:30 wednesday evening, and we're still in fall. it almost feels like it. and then christmas eve will be dry. >> shu says we're finally going to get to watch some professional basketball. >> mike: a little basketball. your golden state warriors tip off tonight at the oracle arena.
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>> mike: warrior fans can't wait for the season to tip off on christmas day against the clippers. the new head coach mark jackson says the team will return the same starting five and we know they can score. the knee's newest acquisitions should play. and jackson expects everybody to bring it. >> i want to see don't energy and effort no matter who is on the floor. the principles we put in place remains the same.
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>> another chance to get better, and run your offense against somebody that doesn't know what to expect. still have a long way to go before we can get ready for christmas day. >> mike: cal women hosting ohio state this afternoon. what a day for cal's jennifer brandon. led the bears with 24. floyd keeps on dishing. a great look to caldwell inside. cal trailed by 14 with 5-1/2 minutes to play. bears make a huge run. brandon, one of her career-high 24 rebounds. buckeyes remain undefeated with the win. across the bay, stanford women defeat princeton. the sisters come -- 67 until straight win at maples. >> the raiders need to get busy. they have lost two straight with the lions, chiefs and and chargers on the schedule. lion comes to town tomorrow with
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ndamukong suh back in the lineup. the broncos currently hold the tiebreaker. this team has gone from controlling its own destiny less than a month ago to a must-win on sunday against the lions and head coach hue jackson is well aware of it. >> the margin of error is gone. there is no more. i feel good today because i think our guys understand what that means. it's right out in front of us. we need to play well at home. we're not traveling anywhere. we're just traveling up the street, into our stadium, and get ready to play. >> mike: division iii state champship game. washington union gets on the board first. what a catch. 7-0 panthers. campo trailed 14-3 in the third. see ya. 37-yard catch, and run, campo
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down 14-10 but get no closer. cain on the keeper. washington union wins the division iii state title, 21-16. >> bowl season began with temple and wyoming. not a lot of high points for wyoming. there's a big one. the one-handed grab for the 2001. sweet. other than that, all temple. streeter streaks down the sideline for a 61-yard touchdown. the owls win big, 37-15. >> division ii national title game. the pittsburgh state gorillas and wayne state. wayne state, opening kickoff, 93 yards, touchdown. pittsburgh state getting it done on special teams. robinson blocks the kick and it's taken back 80 yards. the gorelllies win the second d ii national title, with a 35-21
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victory. >> giants sign eli white to a one-year deal. 600 grand on the major league roster, 175 minors. and spring training is only a month away. >> wouldwoo-hoo! >> still ahead. we're going to show you this video just so we can hear -dad, why e you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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is there a prize in there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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>> coming up in a half hour at 6:00, a thief targeting chirp as young as six years old. police say the suspect is getting close enough to steel the jewelry right off their new mexico. and traffic still a mess after a
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firery truck accident in southern california. join us for abc-7 news at 6:00. >> the heavy snow is giving huge giant pandas a chance to indulge in playful antics in the snow. they enjoyed their enclosure. >> the pandas are comfortable in this weather and at this time of year keepers increase their daily diet in order to supply them with vitamins to stay healthy and warm go ahead, shu. captioned by closed captioning services inc.


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